Jun 022014
 

Tuna Stuffed Avocados

 TUNA STUFFED AVOCADOS

Oh yeah baby, this is happening! I just made myself these Tuna Stuffed Avocados for lunch in honor of Day #18 of my personal fitness transformation. Oops, if you’ve missed my big announcement, click here for details —> 21 Day HIIT Challenge.

Filled with zesty lemon infused tuna, crispy onions, fresh basil, and black pepper these were the bomb! That’s right y’all, you won’t find a single trace of fatty mayo in these loaded avocados. Now, I know that individually avocados and tuna are both acquired tastes. But if you love both separately, you’ve got to try this new combination.

Avocados, a.k.a. the “Alligator Pear” are loaded with healthy unsaturated fat (the good-for-you kind), vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, magnesium, copper, iron, calcium, and potassium. Avocados contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as 18 of the 22 amino acids (including all 8 essential amino acids). Additionally, unlike meat protein, which is difficult to digest, avocado protein is readily absorbed by the body due to its high levels of fiber. If you are a vegetarian or vegan seeking ways to amp up your protein intake, avocados are the perfect alternative!

INGREDIENTS:

— 1 Ripe Avocado
— 1 Can of Tuna
— 1 Tablespoon of Onion (chopped)
— 1/2 Fresh Basil Leaves (chopped)
— 1 Slice of Lemon
— Black Pepper to Taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

— Cut avocado in half, keeping the skin on and removing the pit
— Combine all ingredients in small mixing bowl and mix
— Carefully place mixture on top of each half of the avocado
— Garnish with remaining basil

*Feel free to adjust this recipe accordingly to meet your desired taste. If tuna isn’t your thing, try shredded or diced chicken. Not many people enjoy tuna without mayo, but for me this was PERFECT!

 

 

Apr 102014
 

Spaghetti Squash with Rosemary, Shallots & ParmesanThis is one of my favorite dishes to make throughout the week—Spaghetti Squash with Rosemary, Shallots & Parmesan. Serve with Turkey Meatballs, Crab Cakes or any meat option of your choice.

Bolder, brighter, and richer in nutrients than your basic penne pasta, spaghetti squash is the perfect addition to an easy family dinner. One cup of cooked spaghetti made from white, enriched noodles, contains approximately 220 calories, 42 grams of carbohydrates and very few nutrients.

Comparably, one cup of cooked spaghetti squash provides about 42 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates, and a host of important nutrients such as vitamin A and potassium. continue reading

Feb 142014
 

Raspberry Chia PuddingIf this isn’t food porn, I don’t know what is! I made this Raspberry Chia Pudding Parfait thinking it’d be time consuming and difficult, but I was pleasantly surprised! Believe it or not, this was my 1st time making Overnight Oats and Chia Seeds Pudding. Really! To put things bluntly, DON’T WAIT ANOTHER SECOND. With a few simple ingredients, it’s seriously dump, stir, pour and you’re done.

Here’s what’s up — “Chia” means strength, and folklore has it that these cultures used the tiny black seeds as an energy booster. They contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Also, Chia Seeds can absorb up to 12 times its own weight causing them to expand and curb your appetite! continue reading

Feb 132014
 

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIEMy morning booze — Blueberry Protein Smoothie. Nom. Nom.

Here’s what’s up — Packed with antioxidants and phytoflavinoids, these tiny gems are also high in potassium and vitamin C, making them the top choice of doctors and nutritionists. Not only can they lower your risk of heart disease and cancer, they are also anti-inflammatory. Anti-aging superstars, blueberries are loaded with antioxidants, especially anthocyanins, which have been shown to improve vision and brain function. Studies show that eating blueberries slows impairments in motor coordination and memory that accompany aging. These gorgeous berries also reduce inflammation, which is inextricably linked with virtually every chronic disease from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to diabetes and heart disease.

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Nov 082013
 

Body Fuel System One of the most common questions people ask me is how I stay so fit. My response is always the same: 80% nutrition, 20% fitness, 100% dedication. I swear by the Body Fuel System as it has taught me so much about the power of healthy, clean nutrition! So much that it has officially become a part of my DNA and here’s why…

Once you are a proud owner of the BFS, you instantly become a food ninja who is healthier and stronger than ever before! No matter what your obstacles have been, suddenly your astounding determination has washed them all away.

THE BODY FUEL SYSTEM INCLUDES:

-Weekly Grocery Lists

-Weekly Meal Prep Guides

-Serving Sizes & Portions

-Daily Menus (By Meal)

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